Academics

Academics at Phelps

Our three core strengths are:

 Learning environment tailored to boys
 Caring mentors in small classes
 Diverse students who become close friends

These core strengths are essential to our mission: to help boys become confident learners and compassionate leaders, to prepare young men of character for lives of purpose and meaning.

Our focus is on positive engagement and personal development.  Our rigorous curriculum challenges the most talented of students in AP and standard college-prep courses, while our cornerstone Academic Support Program provides essential scaffolding for each boy’s learning progress and success.

The Phelps Method

An educational paradigm focused on developing the whole person (mind, body, and spirit) while sustaining a young man’s need for:

  • Independence
  • Structure
  • Individual Achievement
  • Team-oriented Success

New Classes

  • Rich Course Offerings

    Courses such as the AP Computer Science in Java and Introduction to Computer Science in Python are a part of our rich curriculum.

    AP Computer Science teaches students the basics of Java programming and prepares them for the AP Exam in Computer Science A.

    Introduction to Computer Science in Python presents the fundamentals of programming and advanced features of the Python language. It’s equivalent to a semester-long college introductory course in Python.

    Read more.

  • Postgraduate Program

    The Phelps School’s Postgraduate Program offers high school graduates the opportunity to dedicate an intensive and purposeful “gap” year to achieving academic, athletic, or personal goals in route to optimum college readiness.

    Read more about the program.

National Honor Society

The Phelps School National Honor Society Chapter includes students in grades 10 through 12 who have exhibited outstanding leadership, service, and character. Boys who have excelled academically (cumulative 3.25 unweighted GPA) are invited to apply. NHS members tutor fellow students and lead community service projects.

Peek inside our classrooms

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